Laura and Butchard, Scots, had breakouts timed for the Olympics after going to Font Romeu near Andorra and Spain where the doped cyclists, doping doctors, Jama and other suspected doped athletes hang out.
A 2 hour drive in various directions is in dopersville . The dopers Hall of Fame Fuentes blood bags are close by. Lance and the doping allstars did their best work there.
They should rename this area Dopestan.
I know all about Font Romeu and have posted here at this forum about it many timesâ€¦including the interesting coincidence that MS. PAULA RADCLIFFE HAD A SECOND HOME AT FONT ROMEU. ALBERTO SALAZAR ALSO TOOK GALEN RUPP AND MO FARAH TO FONT ROMEU.
That is not the information I used to come to my conclusion that Ms. Paula Radcliffe is a BritDoperCheaterLiarâ„¢.
The information I used was her blood test results from October 2, 2003 and October 4, 2003. I did not use my subjective "feelings" about things.
I used objective evidence. I also used my knowledge with 26 years of experience as a doctor. I have ordered and interpreted thousands of hemoglobin (and many other) blood tests in Flagstaff, at 7,000 ft. altitude. Some of those blood tests have been for world-class runners.
My conclusion is:
1) Ms. Paula Radcliffe of Monte Carlo, Monaco is a Brit Doper-Cheater-Liarâ„¢.
Here is more on Font-Romeu (from a RW article) which I already posted earlier in 2016:
After a dazzling ride through the eastern Pyrenees, you arrive on a plateau village with several hotels, two tracks, dozens of dirt trails and the National Center for Altitude Training. This is Font-Romeu, a classical high-altitude training ground since the 1968 Summer Olympics. The altitude of 6,000 feet has attracted everyone from sumo wrestlers and gracious female figure skaters, but of late itâ€™s been the part-time European training ground for some of the worldâ€™s top distance runners. Paula Radacliffe maintains a second home there, while elite Spanish trail runner Kilian Jornet and U.S. 10,000m record-holder Galen Rupp have all spent time there in recent years. Most of the rooms in the national training center are relatively small, but itâ€™s in the midst of a huge renovation. For a reasonable price, though, youâ€™ll get full accommodation with use of all sports facilities, provided you can show a membership card of a sports federation (such as a USATF card). Most of the trails are well-suited for consistent high-cadence running. Outside the training center youâ€™ll find a rough and uneven terrain designated for pure mountain training. And finally, near 7,000 feet above sea level, youâ€™ll find a specially laid, flatter trail that measures about 4K. Font-Romeu is a classic French mountain village, complete with Alpine architecture, elegant French and Italian restaurants, mountain-inspired outdoor gear stores and many savory bread and sausage shops. Accordingly, the people are friendly and accommodating with an appreciation for endurance sports, the mountains, a good meal and a nice glass of wine.
When? If you want to outrun snowy conditions, itâ€™s best tot visit Font-Romeu between May and October.
Who? World-record marathoner Paula Radcliffe has made Font Romeu one of her permanent training bases for many years. Other frequent visitors include British middle-distance star Lisa Dobriesky, British marathoner Helen Decker, elite Spanish trail runner Kilian Jornet and New Zealand runner/triathlete Kris Gemmell. Switching things up from their usual European refuge in St. Moritz, Alberto Salazar took Galen Rupp and Mo Farah to Font Romeu last summer for a bout of altitude training during a break in the European track circuit.
Altitude: 6,000 feet (in town) up to 7,500 feet (in adjacent mountains)
Average temps: January: 54/39 May: 71/54 July: 84/64 October: 66/52
Distance from Barcelona International Airport: 107 mileshttp://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/training-at-altitude
The RW article also has sections on Albuquerque, N.Mâ€¦and Flagstaff, Arizona.
GO LAURA MUIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!